Improving the way that we look has become a priority for many patients who have found that aspects of their appearance leave them feeling embarrassed, self-conscious and even ashamed. Our teeth are one of the most prominent features of our face, and so are very difficult to hide. Unfortunately, very few of us are born with naturally straight, white and beautiful smiles. To improve the appearance of their teeth, and boost their confidence and self-esteem, an increasing number of people are turning to cosmetic dentistry.
What is cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is the ‘umbrella term’ given to a group of different dental treatments which focus primarily on improving the aesthetic beauty of your teeth. However, it is also important to point out that a number of cosmetic treatments – including dental implants and Invisalign® - also have some functional benefits associated with them.
Reasons that people choose cosmetic dentistry
There may be one or several reasons why you dislike your smile. Each cosmetic dental treatment generally focuses on improving one aspect of your teeth, so patients with multiple concerns about their appearance often use a combination of treatments to achieve the smile that they dream of.
Patients most commonly choose cosmetic dental procedures to address teeth that are:
- Filled with extensive cavities
Whatever your reason for seeking a cosmetic dental solution for your smile, we would be delighted to assist you.
What cosmetic dental procedures are available?
Some of the cosmetic dental treatments that we are able to provide at our modern, comfortable offices include:
The single most popular cosmetic dental procedure in the world today, teeth whitening is a quick, painless and relatively inexpensive way of transforming your smile. Although our teeth are normally very white when they first come through, over the years, eating, drinking and habits such as smoking can cause them to become discolored. Whiter teeth are considered to be more attractive, and an indicator of health and success.
While there are many products on the market that claim to have whitening capabilities, in-office professional whitening has been proven to produce the best and most consistent results. During your consultation appointment, we will be able to discuss what shade of whiteness is achievable for you and how many sessions you are likely to need.
Porcelain veneers are often chosen by patients who have found that whitening doesn’t lighten their teeth to their desired shade, or those who are unable to have whitening procedures.
Porcelain veneer is custom-designed, fine, finger-nail like coverings which are applied to the outer enamel of your teeth using a special adhesive. However, to be secured successfully, the natural enamel on your teeth must first be filed down. This will be painless as it is performed using a local anesthetic.
Veneers can be created and any shade of whiteness, and once they are in place they can strengthen the existing enamel on your teeth, and give you a natural-looking smile.
Tooth loss can be catastrophic for your self-esteem, as well as leaving you open to developing other dental problems. Whether you have lost a tooth, require an extraction or just have some teeth that are badly damaged or decayed and look unattractive, dental implants can provide the solution.
Dental implants replace gaps in your smile with strong, permanent and discreet, color-matched prosthetic teeth that restore function and appearance. With a supremely high success rate and reputation as one of the most durable dental restorations available, implants are a solid investment in your confidence, appearance, and overall oral health.
The alignment of teeth and bite position are two other key areas of concern for many patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth. Thankfully we are able to provide both conventional and modern orthodontic treatments that can address these problems and give you a straighter smile.
Dr. Thomas Young and the professional, experienced team at EQ Dental are renowned for delivering exceptional quality cosmetic dentistry services to patients in and around the Keller, TX area. If you would like to discuss your candidacy for any procedure, please do not hesitate to make an appointment at our offices. We look forward to helping you achieve the smile that you deserve.